Pregelatinized Wheat Flour: Market Outlook
Pregelatinized wheat flour is highly digestible starch which is derived from wheat flour. Pregelatinized wheat flour is obtained in powder form which allows the product to develop the viscosity. This type of starch is pre-cooked, dried and grounded for its use in many different industries. The prominent use of this pregelatinized wheat flour is in the baked foods it is also utilized in the pharmaceutical industries. Pregelatinized wheat flour has the special ability to absorb the water quickly and this results in smooth digestion hence mostly used as a disintegrant.
The property of quick water absorption gives advantages like dough hydration, improving fresh keeping of baked food and stabilizes batter or dough. Food products produced using Pregelatinized wheat flour has a very good shelf life. Pregelatinized wheat flour is a non-Genetically Modified Organism product. Hence the many industries primarily use Pregelatinized wheat flour for their product production. Easy availability of wheat flour as a raw material is the reason for increased consumption and production of pregelatinized wheat flour in consumers on a daily basis.
Pregelatinized wheat flour and its properties:
Pregelatinized starches are often used in many food products, mostly those processed at low temperature, to increase viscosity and obtain desired texture. The functional properties of pregelatinized starches can be affected by other components. Pregelatinized wheat flour has the ability to control the viscosity of the material it will get mixes into, also it can control the texture of the material or food product, this property allows us to use it as a thickening agent. Also, this type of starch used in the pharmaceutical companies as the binding agent or tablet diluent makes it more popular for pharmaceutical manufacturers which results in the growth of pregelatinized wheat flour market.
As the wheat is easily available in the Asia Pacific region, the wheat flour is also made available for production of pregelatinized wheat flour. The health awareness is rising up in these countries which makes it the next big promising market for the pregelatinized wheat flour and its products.
One of the major challenges for pregelatinized wheat flour market is the price volatility of grains due to climatic changes. Irregularity in the climate and seasonal variations effects crop due to critical and uneven rainfall patterns. Reduction in rainfall also adversely affects agricultural yields in many regions, which results in variations in the input as well as in the output prices.
Global Pregelatinized wheat flour Market: Segmentation
On the basis of Region, the global Pregelatinized wheat flour market is segmented as:
- North America
- Latin America
- The Middle East and Africa
- Asia Pacific
On the basis of End-use application, the global Pregelatinized wheat flour market is segmented as:
- Bakery and Confectionary
- Pet food
- Industrial Application
Global Pregelatinized wheat flour Market: Market Participants
The market participants operating in global Pregelatinized wheat flour market identified across the value chain include Cargill Inc., Karandikars cashells Pvt. Ltd., Tate & Lyle, DFE Pharma, Visco Starch, Banpong Tapioca Flour Industrial Co. Ltd., SA Pharmachem Pvt. Ltd, Grain Processing Corporation, KRONER-STARKE GmbH, LifeLine Food, HT Nutri Group, Didion Milling Inc., Bunge Ltd, Caremoli group among the other pregelatinized wheat flour producers.
Opportunities for participants in the Pregelatinized wheat flour Market:
The main factor boosting the growth of pregelatinized wheat flour market is increasing demand for gluten-free products and shifting the preference for baked products. Rising health awareness and a gluten-free diet are the driving factors for growth in pregelatinized wheat flour market.
The pregelatinized flour market has intense competition with the pregelatinized starch market as the product awareness for pregelatinized starch is much more compared to pregelatinized flour. Major players in the market are concentrating more on pregelatinized starch and supplying it in the market, which is inhibiting growth of pregelatinized flour. Due to low product presence of pregelatinized flour, consumers are not aware of its benefits and usage in different products. These factors are restraining growth of the pregelatinized flour market in various regions.